Former Real Madrid coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo claims he was not given enough time to prove himself.

Luxemburgo, who was fired earlier this month after 11 months in charge at Real, has returned for a third stint at Santos.

“They hired a coach who is well known in Brazil but it seems that they didn’t know anything about him,” said Luxemburgo.

“If they had known me, they would have known that I have the capabilities of leading them to conquer a major title, either the Champions League or the Spanish championship.

“I didn’t lose. They didn’t let me win.”

Former Brazil coach Luxemburgo led Santos to the 2004 Brazilian championship title before being appointed as coach of Real.

“It was an enriching experience and I’m certain that I am better than before,” said Luxemburgo.

“Today, I can say that the main difference between Brazilian football and European football is financial.

“Financially, European football is very strong. In other aspects, we’re not losing out to them.”

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